Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Diamonds are Forever is a largely derivative affair, but it's still pretty entertaining nonetheless, thanks to great stunts, witty dialogue, and the presence of Sean Connery.


Movie Info

In this spy adventure, James Bond is involved in a scheme by the insidious Ernst Blofeld to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe. Folksinger Jimmy Dean shows up briefly as a Howard Hughes-like reclusive billionaire, while Lana Wood is a "human prop."

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2000
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast


as James Bond

as Tiffany Case

as Ernst Blofeld

as Plenty O'Toole

as Willard Whyte

as Saxby

as Mr. Kidd

as Mr. Wint

as Leiter

as Maxie

as Dr. Metz

as SPECTRE Agent

as Miss Moneypenny

as Shady Tree

as Sir Donald Monger

as Mrs. Whistler

as Peter Franks

as Thumper

as Klaus Hergersheimer

as Doorman

as Immigration Officer

as Agent

as Airline Representati...

as Blofeld's Double

as Moon Crater Controll...

as Moon Crater Guard

as Slumber

as Sir Donald's Secreta...

as Man in Fez

as Vandenburg Launch Di...

as Vandenburg Aide

as Attendant

as Attendant

as Attendant

as Helicopter Pilot

as Welfare Worker

as Sideshow Barker

as SPECTRE Agent

as Crane Operator

as Aide to Metz
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Critic Reviews for Diamonds Are Forever

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (7)

Bond looks better than ever, partly because Sean Connery has returned to play him.

Full Review… | October 13, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Diamonds Are Forever doesn't carry the same quality or flair as its many predecessors.

Full Review… | April 24, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Assorted ladies, a few quick lines, and one good chase, making for a mediocre entry in the series.

Full Review… | April 24, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A wry and exhilarating bit of entertainment.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The movie's momentum is such that one never has much time to react to its lack of reason, only to its sensations of speed and narrow escape, and to the splendor of its crazy gadgets and décor.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

We see different movies for different reasons, and Diamonds Are Forever is great at doing the things we see a James Bond movie for.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Diamonds Are Forever

An older Sean Connery is clearly jaded with the role, resulting in a boring and misdirected outing in the Bond franchise, with sequences that help the franchise inch ever closer to complete camp.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

this film is full of many iconic bond moments. it's interesting and fun, lends important ideas to the bond mythology. however, the film is also one of the more flawed bond films. plot points are dropped with no explanation, the action is a bit too hokey at points, and even some of the character usage misses the mark.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

Connery's final appearance in the Bond role (excluding Never Say Never Again) is the most entertaining entry in the series since Thunderball and at least gives the series back a little bit of the swagger it lost after the bland and unforgettable turn by Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The movie is just as ridiculous and cheesy as You Only Live Twice (my choice for the worst of the Connery era), but offers up more enjoyable action sequences. The story is about the same quality as You Only Live Twice and it is a little sad that despite pulling most of the team responsible for Goldfinger, that they couldn't duplicate that success and give Connery a great way to close the series, but Diamonds are Forever is at least a decent ending for Connery and does everything you expect in the Bond formula at the time reasonably well. Jill St. John was absolutely awful though, and the worst Bond girl up to this point.

jlewis07
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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